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Wind Operations

by Bryan Houghton

Cozmic One - photo by Mike Sekulic

Cozmic One - photo by Mike Sekulic

I have noticed that a race horse that has had a recent wind operation runs better; how do I find out if a race horse has had the operation.

Answer: There is no requirement for trainers to reveal whether a horse has had a wind op although they may well make the information available on their official website.

The Racing Post website or paper will often give this information if you check their race card Comments

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Jun 25, 2015
Wind Op Winner
by: Rob Reid

Lots of times we have been turned over due to a wind op that we only find out about AFTER a race.

Best example I can think of was Big Buck's return to racing (string of 19 wins in a row was on the line) he went of as 6/5 fav (after a year off due to an injury), with a rating of 174 and was beaten into 3rd by a 66/1 shot Knockara Beau rated 145.

We only heard about Knockara Beau's wind operation after the race and it obviously had an affect as he also beat the main challenger At Fishers Cross 5/1.

Details here on the Racing Post
That is just one BIG PRICED winner I remember due to a wind operation.

There was talk after this race that it should be mentioned before hand by trainers as it can make a huge difference to the horses performance.

Jun 19, 2015
by: Anonymous

I don't know how much this operation costs but I bet its only the quality racehorse that has this operation.

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